Student Career Advisors
What is a Student Career Advisor (SCA)?
The Student Career Advisors (SCAs) are trained peer career liaisons of the Career and Community Engagement Center. They review resumes and cover letters, assist with job applications and the Whitman Internship Grant process, aid students in accessing Career Pathfinder and Whitman Connect, and offer guidance for using Handshake. They are available during their drop-in hours and for 1:1 appointments that can be scheduled over email or Handshake.
Follow the Career and Community Engagement Center Instagram account to keep up on SCA news, announcements, events, and drop-in hours!
Fall 2023 SCA Drop-In Hours, starting Monday, September 4th:
- Mondays: 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Reid Campus Center Café (Emilia Rojas)
- Tuesdays: 4-5 p.m. in the STEM Hub (David Wang)
- Thursdays: 3-4 p.m. at Reid Campus Center Café (Awa Gaye)
- Fridays: 10-11 a.m. at Jewett Café (Odin McDermott)
- Sundays: 12-1 p.m. at Cleveland Café (Tenzin Uden)
Meet the SCAs
Hello! I am Tenzin Uden, a sophomore considering majoring in CS and maybe Econ, and minoring in Data Science and maybe Japanese.
I am so excited to work with the CCEC to help my friends and fellow students at Whitman get started on their journeys toward defining their careers. When it comes to determining your potential and what you can do, it doesn't matter where you come from or what is reflected in your documents. I believe that I am capable of doing anything as long as I am dedicated to it, and so can you! Let's work on building your resume and cover letters and preparing for your future interview(s) to get you a step closer to landing your dream job.
My name is Emilia and I am a senior Statistics-Math major. I love people and consider myself a great listener.
I am excited to be a SCA this semester because it will allow me to build relationships with other students during a crucial and very tricky part of our professional lives. I hope that at the end of our interactions, the path towards success will be more clear and easier to navigate thanks to our resources and aid.
My name is Awa Babacar Gaye and I am a senior double majoring in Math-Statistics and Economics. I am a Student Career Advisor for the academic year 2023-2024.
Whether you have prior professional experience or you are just getting started, my role is to assist you in navigating anything career related and/or direct you to the right resources to launch or sustain your professional career. From resumes, cover letters or brainstorming ways to use your unique assets to building a career that fits your goals and needs, we can work together every step of the process; I hope my experiences and skills will be valuable to you.
Hi everyone! David Wang here. I use he/him pronouns, I come from Taiwan, and I’m majoring in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (BBMB). Nice to meet you :-)
I will be there with you through the career-seeking process: resumes, cover letters, interview prep, etc. I will be helping you to find out the best of you and show it off. My goal is to prepare you to be ready for any career, internship or research applications. It could range from a specific job to a broad industry, from on-campus work to summer internships, from CVs to in-person interviews. You name it, I got it.
Hi hi! My name is Odin McDermott (he/him) and I’m a senior majoring in Rhetoric, Writing, and Public Discourse (RWPD) and Sociology.
I’m really looking forward to helping students best present themselves to potential employers. Whether you have years of experience or are looking for your first job, I think everyone has skills and interests that can help them in any position–you just have to market them correctly. Your resume, cover letter, and interview(s) are your best tools to show what you’re capable of, and I want to help you with all of those things and more!